Last week, Senate Bill 5326 was introduce. If passed, it would make booth renting illegal for Cosmetologist and Hair Designers, while excluding licensed barbers.
Yesterday I was flooded by texts and emails from our graduates on a Senate Bill that would make booth renting illegal in Washington State.
I initially thought was this was rumor, but upon research found this to be true!
The bill is known as SB 5326, which was introduced in the Washington State Senate earlier
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A new “Hair Design” license has been introduced in Washington State. Prior to 2016, those that wanted to cut and color hair signed up for a Cosmetology Program.
Last year, a new “Hair Design” license that was introduced in Washington State. Prior to 2016, only two distinctions were available when it came to professions styling hair in the state; either you were a Cosmetologist or a Barber.
Recently, a beauty school in Bellingham closed.
As the Vice President of Business Development and Industry Relations, I felt it is important to pass along the information for those who could not make it to the state test overview meeting last weekend. This meeting was hosted by the new testing vendor who will administer the written and practical for beauty school
It’s been nearly 9 months since the launch of the new Master Esthetic License and we have been flooded with questions from Licensed Estheticians that missed the grandfathering period. There where a handful of estheticians that reached out to me sharing that they didn’t know about the new license and requirements to upgrade their scope.
With the Hair Designer licensing moving forward, and could possibly voted on in the next month, a few students have asked me, “Frank, as a current cosmetologist, could I convert to be a hair designer so I can reduce my schooling?”
I wanted to take a moment to explain the process;
Thank you for the emails that you have shared regarding the Hair Design Bill. I can see a number of people feel very passionately about the bill;